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Kansas State offensive coordinator Dana Dimel has been named the head football coach at UTEP. Dimel has previous head-coaching experience at Houston and Wyoming.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
UTEP is hiring Kansas State offensive coordinator Dana Dimel as its next coach. Dimel's name emerged late in the process, I'm told. The former Wyoming and Houston coach has been at Kansas State since 2009. The two sides are figuring out when Dimel will start as Kansas State plays in the Cactus Bowl on Dec. 26.
A.J. Erdely passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and UAB celebrated its return to football with its sixth home win without a loss in its regular-season finale, 28-7 over UTEP on Saturday.
J'Mar Smith accounted for four touchdowns -- passing for two and rushing for two -- as Louisiana Tech built a huge halftime lead and defeated winless UTEP 41-21 on Saturday.
Mason Fine threw for a career-high four touchdowns as North Texas rolled over UTEP 45-10 on Saturday to clinch the Conference USA West title and keep the Miners winless on the season.
Brent Stockstill threw three touchdown passes in his return from injury and the Middle Tennessee defense allowed just 137 total yards to help the Blue Raiders beat UTEP 30-3 Saturday night.
Jalen Rhodes ran for two touchdowns, Devron Davis returned an interception for a score and UT San Antonio beat UTEP 31-14 on Saturday night.
Ito Smith ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns as Southern Miss captured its second straight Homecoming and recorded its first Conference-USA shutout since 2001, blanking Texas-El Paso 24-0 Saturday.
Rookie RB Aaron Jones has made a splash for the Packers this season, but leaving UTEP early to pursue his NFL dream meant being without brother Alvin.